BR1: Findings from the Arusha Smart Villages workshop

Arusha Workshop Report
Policy Brief 1

This note provides a summary of the workshop’s findings and recommendations for policy makers. A more detailed report of the workshop, together with copies of the presentations made at the workshop can be found here.

Key points

  • 1.3 billion people worldwide have no access to electricity.
  • 3 billion people are still cooking with dangerous and inefficient stoves.
  • Policy frameworks should support ‘home-grown’ enterprises providing energy access.
  • Evaluative frameworks should be used to access the outcomes of energy schemes.
  • Closer links should be developed between universities and the SMEs in the field.
  • National champions for smart villages should be appointed within government.
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